Biān stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ acupoint for axial pain after cervical LIF operation: A randomized controlled trial

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): De-sheng ZHANG, Pei-rong ZHOU, Shui-chun LIU, Shao-qiu SUNABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the clinical effect differences of biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ (夹脊EX-B2) acupoint and simple acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 for axial pain after cervical laminectomy with implant fixation (LIF) operation.MethodsA total of 80 patients with axial pain after cervical LIF operation were randomly assigned into the biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 group (Group A) and the acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 group (Group B), and 40 patients in each group. The group A was treated by biān (砭) stone hot compress and acupuncture at cervical EX-B2, while the group B was treated by acupuncture at cervical EX-B2. Both of groups were treated once a day, one course of treatment consisted of 7 days, 6-day treatment plus 1-day rest, and there were 3 courses of treatment in total. The pain score (Visual analogue scale,VAS), neck dysfunction indices (NDI), and serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels of patients were compared before and after the treatment, and their clinical effects were evaluated.ResultsThe VAS score, NDI, and CPK in patients of the two groups after treatment were all lower than those before treatment (all P
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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